9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  24 h
1
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gold Prospector Museum and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Inari Reindeer Farm, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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Tokyo, Japan to Saariselka is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect Saariselka to be much colder, temps between -3°C and -10°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Mannerheim Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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